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Social Worker

Bakersfield, CA 93301

Posted: 09/06/2023 Industry: Other Job Number: 15364 Pay Rate: $31.19/hr

Job Description

Job Position: Social Worker

Location: Bakersfield, CA 93301

Pay Rate: $31.19/hr

Shift: DAY

Classification: Non-exempt Category: Full time

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist GPD and SSVF Bridge Case Managers and Program Directors in assessing the veteran s needs;

Develop, monitor, evaluate and implement short-term treatment plans with the veteran household in conjunction with the VA GPD Liaison (GPD Program only) or other agencies as appropriate;

Provide information and referral to other services available from government agencies and community based organizations;

Explain requirements and procedures for public assistance, act as an intermediary with other service providers and advocate for and help veterans get resources that would improve their well-being;

Assist veterans in filling out applications for assistance programs;

Work with a veterans family on reunification or other support as it relates to their treatment plan;

Assist veterans with a mental health or substance use diagnosis on a treatment plan and appropriate support programs;

Transport veterans to scheduled appointments if clinically necessary;

Conduct in-home visits with veterans in their residence to assess suitability of living conditions, evaluate the presence and level of risk in the household, and report findings to proper authority;

Respond to crisis situations;

Provide individual and group therapy;

Interpret social service rules, regulations and policies to veterans and their household;

Administer drug tests (witness urine samples given by clients);

Provide casework consultation and professional development to staff members without advanced training;

Maintain records, input data and retrieve information from case management computer systems;

Oversee field placements of interns in graduate programs;

Perform other job related duties as required.


Completion of a Master s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university, which includes an internship;

Experience compiling and maintaining data records;

Experience with handling a caseload, developing service/treatment plans, monitoring compliance through home calls, field calls and other personal contact; modification of treatment plans as needed/required, authority to recommend sanctions for noncompliance impacting program participation;

Initiative, flexibility, self-motivated and capacity to respond effectively in stressful situations;




PAY RANGE: $31.19 - $37.27 HOURLY

Compassion, interpersonal skills, listening skills, organizational skills, problem-solving skills and time-management;

Must be flexible with their work schedule;

Must complete American Heart Association First-Aid and CPR certification;

Must have a valid California license with a satisfactory driving record;

Must be able to drive company vehicles to transport clients.

Job Requirements

Assist GPD and SSVF bride case managers and program directors in assessing the veteran's needs.
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